Fort Worth, Texas: General Information

Helpful tourism Web sites

Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau

Dallas/Fort Worth maps

Hotels and accommodations

Suggested tourist itineraries

The United Methodist Church

Central Texas Annual Conference
3 miles, seven minutes
464 Bailey Ave., Fort Worth

North Texas Annual Conference
45 miles, 50 minutes
500 Maplelawn Drive, Plano (suburb north of Dallas)

Transportation

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Grapevine, Texas — 18 miles

Love Field, Southwest Airlines, Dallas — 34 miles, 39 minutes

(Note: Best bet is Dallas/Fort Worth International, located halfway between Dallas and Fort Worth)

Shopping, eating, nightlife, people watching

Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District — 4 miles, 10 minutes

Billy Bob's Texas (world's largest honky tonk)

Stockyards Championship Rodeo

Grapevine Vintage Railroad

Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame

Sundance Square — five blocks

Museums

List of museums

Amon Carter Museum — 2.8 miles, seven minutes

Kimbell Art Museum — 2.8 miles, seven minutes

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth — 2.6 miles, six minutes

Museum of Science and History — 2.9 miles, seven minutes

National Cowboys of Color Museum — 3.4 miles, eight minutes

National Cowgirl Museum — 2.9 miles, seven minutes

Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame — 3.2 miles, nine minutes

Praying, meditating, relaxing

Botanic Garden & Japanese Garden — 3.2 miles, six minutes

Cowboy, cowgirl stuff

Cattle drives, Fort Worth Stockyards

Horseback riding and outdoor activities

Southfork Ranch Event & Conference Center, Collin County — 54 miles, 62 minutes

Higher education, seminaries

Southern Methodist University, Perkins School of Theology, Dallas — 36 miles, 39 minutes

Texas Christian University, Brite Divinity School — 5 miles, 11 minutes

Texas Wesleyan University — 4 miles, nine minutes

Sports

Golf — public courses

Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie (horse racing) — 20 miles, 24 minutes

Dallas Mavericks, National Basketball Association

Texas Rangers, Major League Baseball — 16 miles, 22 minutes

*Sorry, football and hockey fans. General Conference happens in the off-season for pro football's Dallas Cowboys and pro hockey's Dallas Stars. The Fort Worth Cats minor league baseball team doesn't start until May 11.

For Kids — and Parents

Fort Worth Zoo — 3.2 miles, eight minutes

Six Flags Over Texas, Hurricane Harbor — 16 miles, 22 minutes

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